All digital assets, metadata and content of Microsoft Office and PDF documents are extracted and made searchable. Search allows sophisticated filtering on assets and fully respects the proper permissions. Metadata is covered in detail in Metadata in Digital Asset Management.
CQ5 DAM supports multiple ways of organizing content. You can organize them in a hierarchical manner using folders or you can organize them in an unordered, adhoc manner, using for example tags. Users can edit tags in the DAM Asset Editor where sub-assets, renditions, and metadata are displayed.
When organizing a collection of assets, for example, all Nature images, you can create folders to keep them together. You can use folders to categorize and organize your assets. AEM Assets does not require you to organize assets in folders to work better.
Sharing an Assets folder of the type sling:OrderedFolder, is not supported. If you want to share a folder, do not select Ordered when creating a folder.
You can limit who can access certain folders in CQ DAM by making the folder part of a closed user group (CUG). To make a folder part of a CUG:
You can use folders or tags or both to organize assets. Adding tags to assets makes them more easy to retrieve during a search. See Tagging for more information on tagging.
To add tags to an asset: